November 11, 2013 Wilton, Connecticut pit bull attack

2013-11-13 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Animal and Dog Attacks

Joseph M. Busher

A pit bull viciously attacked its owner, causing her to lose her arm on November 11, 2013 in Wilton, CT. The dog was shot by first responders. The owner was under a car in the driveway to avoid the dog when police arrived. The dog was to be tested for rabies. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that: About 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Almost one in five of those who are bitten, or 885,000 people, require medical attention for dog bite-related injuries. In 2006, more than 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs. Dog bite victims often need multiple reconstructive surgeries to repair the damage and disfigurement caused by dog bites. If an attack involves a small child, in addition to surgery, the victim may need psychological counseling to recover from the attack. These treatments can be costly, and the recovery period can be difficult. However, those who are harmed by dog bites do not have to face all of the consequences alone. Jackson O'Keefe: Lawyers for Connecticut Dog Bites, Animal Bites and Attacks Although animal-attack claims most commonly involve dog bites, many other types of domesticated animals, such as ferrets, cats, and even birds, can also bite humans. Even nondomesticated animals, such as large cats ordinarily found in the wild, but owned by some people as pets have been known to attack children and adults. An owner's liability for injuries caused by his or her pet, if any, will vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. A lawyer from Jackson O'Keefe in Hartford, Connecticut, who is experienced in dog bite and personal injury law is an excellent source for accurate advice and information in animal attack cases, including when under certain circumstances, strict liability may apply for injuries caused by animals in Connecticut. Under many circumstances under Connecticut law, strict liability may exist for dog and animal attack injures. Call us now to discuss your case. (860) 278 4040

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